This is so contemporary: Museums, Studios, Galleries, Collections
This is so contemporary is the title of an artwork by Tino Sehgal that is a reflection on contemporary art. But what is contemporary art? What is a contemporary artist? And what is required to be successful in the contemporary art world? These questions will guide students to find their place as emerging artists. The course begins with a series of visits to artists’ studios and talks with artists about their art, the process of finding subject matter, and what it means to be a contemporary artist. We will also visit museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, gardens, alternative art spaces and
private collections to view artworks and to discuss the demands for contemporary artists. As an accompaniment to all of this we will read short texts about art and discuss the current situation of art. Student will make a presentation about their art and will receive material specific to their own art production. Moreover each student will keep an artist’s journal with visuals inspired by course material.